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Telstra data sharing

Easily share data with family members through Telstra's Upfront plans and avoid any excess usage charges.

What you need to know

  • You can share data between all Telstra Upfront mobile and Upfront data plans under the same account.
  • Data sharing is available automatically - you will not need to switch it on.
  • Once you run out of your data sharing pool, mobile download speeds will slow down to 1.5Mbps till the following month.

As of March 2021, Telstra has reintroduced data sharing between all of its Upfront mobile and Upfront data plans under the same account. Previously, data sharing was limited to its family and data share SIM plans only.

How does Telstra data sharing work?

Sign up to any of Telstra's Upfront plans or Upfront data plans and get access to data sharing.

You won't need to activate data sharing yourself. Once these plans are under the same account, Telstra data sharing will automatically be available across all plans.

  • Data is automatically shared between up to 10 separate Upfront plans on the same account
  • Plans are paid automatically at the start of the month, with no billing
  • Get access to 30 minutes of international calls and Telstra Plus rewards

Data sharing can't be disabled and all users on the account can access all the data with no restrictions.

Once the entire pool has been used up, all linked accounts will have their download speed capped at 1.5Mbps until the following month.

Compare Telstra data sharing plans

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Name Product Data Price Apply Price
Telstra Upfront Basic
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Telstra Upfront Basic
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
50GB
No excess data charges
$62
per month
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
50GB
Data
$62
per month
Telstra Upfront Essential
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Telstra Upfront Essential
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
180GB
No excess data charges
$72
per month
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
180GB
Data
$72
per month
Telstra Upfront Premium
PostpaidNo lock-in contract
Telstra Upfront Premium
Postpaid
  • Unlimited national calls & texts
  • Telstra 5G/4G network
300GB
No excess data charges
$95
per month
View details
  • Unlimited standard national calls & texts
300GB
Data
$95
per month
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Name Product Data allowance Typical download speed Price Hid Compare Box!
Telstra Upfront Data Plan Small
Mobile broadband
Full Telstra network
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO device
30GB
Data
30GB
5G / 4G
Speed
5G / 4G
$25
per month
Min total cost is $25 for first month
Price
$25 per month
Min total cost is $25 for first month
Telstra Prepaid Mobile Broadband 25GB
Mobile broadband
Full Telstra network
28 Days contract
  • 28 Days expiry
  • BYO device
25GB
Data
25GB
5G / 4G
Speed
5G / 4G
$35
per 28 days
Min total cost is $35 over 28 days
Price
$35 per 28 days
Min total cost is $35 over 28 days
Telstra Upfront Data Plan Medium
Mobile broadband
Full Telstra network
Month-to-month
  • Month-to-month
  • BYO device
75GB
Data
75GB
5G / 4G
Speed
5G / 4G
$58
per month
Min total cost is $58 for first month
Price
$58 per month
Min total cost is $58 for first month
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Is data sharing a good option?

Data sharing can be a nice feature to have, especially for families who want all their mobile accounts in 1 place.

That being said, Telstra's data sharing may not be the most budget-friendly option for your family.

We've broken down the pros and cons of data sharing with Telstra below.

Pros

  • Convenience. Having all your plans on 1 account means you only have to deal with 1 bill and you'll have loads of data in the pool for sharing.
  • Data monitoring. Using the My Telstra app, you'll be able to see how much data each person has used.
  • No excess data charges. Once the pool runs out, everyone connected will still be able to access data at a reduced download speed of 1.5Mbps.

Cons

  • No data controls. Telstra does not offer a way to limit how much data each member can use, so 1 person can blow through the whole pool by themselves.
  • Not a cheap family solution. While data sharing is convenient, it could be more cost-effective for you to get a separate mobile plan for your family members that are tailored towards their individual data needs.

Are there alternatives to data sharing?

If you're looking for a family-friendly solution that won't cost you too much, consider buying each member a separate prepaid plan. This will let you:

  • Set data limits since they'll only be able to use as much as that plan provides
  • Save money by purchasing plans from better-value providers

Compare prepaid plans that suit your budget

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2 Responses

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    LizJune 5, 2023

    can i share my data to another prepaid telstra mobile

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      MariamJune 14, 2023Finder

      Hi Liz, unfortunately data sharing is only available on Telstra’s Upfront plans, not prepaid.

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